31 Mar

This was my note from the Universe the other day. To say I loved it would be an understatement…


It’s been so long, Kate, I’m quite sure you’ve forgotten our secret handshake, haven’t you?


How about our code for saying, “I love you”?


Then I doubt you’ll recall my solemn promise to let you know once you began approaching exactly the right time and exactly the right place, with enough life lessons under your belt to enable you to finally stop struggling, start soaring, and begin living the life of your wildest dreams?

Well, if not, the following might not make much sense:

“You’re getting hot! Steaming hot! Really HOT!! Ouch, you’re so hot! Smoking, red-hot-chili-pepper, volcano, extremely, DOUBLE-HOT! HOT! HOT! NOW, Kate, NOW-W-W-W-W-W-W!”

I $l%o^v1e you,
The Universe


It made me smile and remember that everything is unfolding exactly as it should. I have been very wrapped up in the details recently and planning this road trip has been an interesting exercise in faith. I still feel crazy about leaving my life for 3 weeks- as a freelancer my time is money and taking this trip is a big expense. So I have been bouncing back and forth between pure unbridled excitement and anxious butterflies.

To beat my anxious butterflies I keep reminding myself that driving across the country has ALWAYS been a dream of mine- like since I was a little girl. The fact I will be on the road in less than two weeks (omg so soon!) with my best girlfriend, learning about the history of America, seeing new landscapes, eating new food and meeting new people..seriously makes me grin from ear to ear.

I have decided that the Universe is on my side in making this dream happen and I am not going to worry about the details anymore. Details shmeetails.


3 Responses to “99”

  1. gregorychankins March 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    It’s so easy to stay home. It’s safe, it’s comfortable, it’s even economical. I too was a freelancer in television at the age of 29. I worried more about the next paycheck than I did about all the opportunities that were passing me by. You’re doing the right thing. Have faith in the universe. This advice from Mark Twain works well for someone like me who loves the sea. I hope it works for you too:

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

  2. Hattie Wilcox March 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Gregory is right! You know Kate, I think you are safe in knowing that taking this trip is not going to leave you starving or homeless when you return. Experiences are vastly different depending on what age we are when we have them, so go and have all the fun there is. If you wait, going cross country will be something entirely different. You may not be focused on this at all, but the thing about memories is that you can never lose them. Unlike all possessions. You are wise to make your dreams happen sooner rather than later. I wish you the best of the road, and may you find blue highways.


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